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Wes Craven’s 1978 Film ‘Summer of Fear’ Getting Blu-ray Release

In the wake of Wes Craven directing The Last House on the Left and Linda Blair starring in The Exorcist, Craven and Blair joined forces for Summer of Fear (aka Stranger in Our House), a made-for-TV movie that premiered on Halloween night, 1978.

We’re excited to report today that the film is soon making its Blu-ray debut with a Special Collector’s Edition alongside a DVD and VOD release! The disc, available this summer from Doppelgänger Releasing, will contain a slew of exciting special bonus features that will be announced shortly.

Based on the best-selling young adult novel by Lois Duncan of I Know What I Did Last Summer fame, Summer of Fear tells the tale of plucky teenager Rachel (Linda Blair), whose life is turned dangerously upside down when her cousin Julie (Lee Purcell) moves in following the death of her parents in a car crash. Julie enchants everyone in the family and appears to be a loving relative, but Rachel knows her cousin is up to something creepy… something like witchcraft!

Jeremy Slate, Jeff East and Fran Drescher also star.

While we wait for more info, check out the original TV spot below!



  • IWC-3PO

    Now some company needs to release “Midnight Offerings”, the 1981 made for tv flick starring Melissa Sue Anderson and Mary McDonough.

    • Mr. William Davis

      Agreed. I actually have this on a VHS tape, which is sitting in a box down in my basement.

  • Terry Powell

    I believe it premiered on network tv. Don’t think Lifetime was even around in 78.

  • Forca84

    There’s a real treasure trove of made for TV horror. I read the book in Junior high.

  • IKilledJennySchecter

    I wish someone would put some money into developing Fear Street or, even better, make some movies out of Christopher Pike’s books.

    Another good 70s MTV witch flick was The Spell

    • lostboy408

      Fear Street is currently being developed into a film, so there’s part of your wish.

  • Hack Snyder

    Someone please put Someone’s Watching Me! on blu-ray. It’s the only John Carpenter film that hasn’t gotten a blu-ray release.

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